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New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive end Nick Thurman during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams left Monday night's game against the Carolina Panthers with a hamstring injury.

Williams was seen trying to test out the hamstring on the sideline before his helmet was taken away and he walked back to the locker room with trainers.

Williams was quickly listed as questionable to return to the game, and he did not return to the field. He finished with nine carries for 29 yards.

The departure of Williams leaves the Saints with a shallow backfield with Alvin Kamara suspended for the first three games of the season.

Backup Tony Jones did a good job of filling in for Williams, carrying 12 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns.

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